300 Norma Magnum

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Kiwi Greg, Jul 4, 2015.

  1. Kiwi Greg

    Kiwi Greg Well-Known Member

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    Here is my 300 Norma magnum, it weighs 3.995 Kgs, 7.8 lbs :)

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    McMillan A3 Edge Tech carbon stock.

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    Proof Research 26" 1-9 Barrel with a T3 Terminator Muzzle Brake.

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    A very very nice shiny Defiance Deviant Hunter action.

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    Leupold VX 3 4.5-14 x 50 LR CDS scope with alumina caps.

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    It shoots the 230 Bergers pretty well at a reasonable velocity.

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    100 Yards yesterday

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    Here it is at 445 yards, .295 moa :)

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    A short video from yesterday



    I'm extremely happy with this rifle especially the Defiance action, it is definitely a step up from the Stiller's I've used for builds.
     
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  2. jonthomps

    jonthomps Well-Known Member

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    Awesome set up! Great shooting too. Couple of questions: What is your RL-33 load, and how many reloads are you getting per piece of brass?
     
  3. Kiwi Greg

    Kiwi Greg Well-Known Member

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    Thanks.

    I used 93.5 grains of RL 33, not a top load in this rifle, but an accurate one, usual story work up to it different powder lots, actions etc etc etc

    I haven't fired the brass enough times to know I only got it going on Friday :)

    I used RL50 in the video & will be trying different neck tensions this morning.
     
  4. gunners

    gunners Well-Known Member

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    That's really nice, how come the rifle is so light, carbon fibre wrapped barrel or voodoo :D
     
  5. jonthomps

    jonthomps Well-Known Member

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    Nice! Thanks for the info.

     
  6. Kiwi Greg

    Kiwi Greg Well-Known Member

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    Easy, light stock, light Scope, light rings, light barrel, light brake, the action isn't that heavy either.

    Its pretty heavy compared to this one at 1.935 kgs 4.26lbs as shown in the pics without the bipod, 22 Terminator, 22-204R :)

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  7. fmajor

    fmajor Well-Known Member

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    That is an outstanding rifle!!! You should have no problems w/goats at long range using it :D

    I'm not wanting to re-rail here so I can post another thread if it's better that way.... but, what is the data on your 340 Terminator?!? I read a thread on it over on nzhuntingandshooting. Having a non-CheyTac sized receiver with the capability to achieve >3,000fps w/300gr pellets is *very* interesting!!!
     
  8. Kiwi Greg

    Kiwi Greg Well-Known Member

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    Thanks

    Its very similar to Kirbys 338 Raptor.

    You can get 3000+ with a 338 Lapua improved with a 28-30" barrel & RL33-50 :)
     
  9. TheFishBox

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    what are the specs on the 22 terminator? I am looking to make something similar.
     
  10. Kiwi Greg

    Kiwi Greg Well-Known Member

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    Chamber is 204 Ruger necked out to .224, action is Kimber 84m with fluted bolt, Talley rings, ex Tikka T3 barrel 1-8 twist, Leupold ultra light scope, Cedar stock.
     
  11. TheFishBox

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    who made the cedar stock?
     
  12. Kiwi Greg

    Kiwi Greg Well-Known Member

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    We did, Terminator Products :)
     
  13. SierraWhiskey

    SierraWhiskey New Member

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    Hi Greg
    New on here.
    Love the 300NM rifle. Is it single shot?
    Looking at a 338LM or NM build at present.
    The Defiance actions are a beautiful thing. I have 2 myself.
    The new ultralight they have just released would suit some of your lighter builds to a tee.
    Just wanted to ask about 300NM brass from someone already shooting it.
    How easy is it to get quality brass off the shelf in NZ ?
    Who consistently makes it other than Norma?
    Not really keen to add another cartridge that I struggle to get components for.
    Thanks
    SW
     
  14. CA48

    CA48 Well-Known Member

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    Kiwi, Im assuming the the 7.8 lbs is bare rifle weight, and did you go with the sendero or sendero light contour?

    I recently did some shooting with a proof research rifle chambered in 300 RUM, rifle weighed about 9.5 lbs scope and all, and shot extremely well out to 1000 yds. Recoil was very quick and sharp. I could not spot my own shots due to the muzzle brake. It did not look effecient at all. The brake on your rifle looks much better, how is the recoil and is it possible to spot your shots on a rifle that light in 300 Norma?

    I've been pondering on light magnum rifle for a while now. I was wanting to go a more conventional route at first using a #3 Bartlein in 300 Norma. As of lately I've become sold on a C.F. Barrel due to the larger muzzle di. and the fact that a bigger brake can be installed without looking unproportional.